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this month by president obama. it slaps sanctions on russian human rights violators. russian president putin and other kremlin leaders have roundly condemned that measure. >> this is without any doubt an unfriendly act towards the russian federation. and the main point here is not about officials that are not allowed to have bank accounts there or whose property will be controlled. >> reporter: but the russian response-- banning u.s. adoptions-- has garnered criticism even inside the country. >> ( translated ): concerning the law itself, of course it disappoints me, because we know a lot of instances when children who have no future here end up in the united states, and get a loving family and a future because the government takes care of them. >> reporter: americans have adopted more than 60,000 russian children in the past two decades. the impending ban means families currently in the adoption process are left in limbo. >> we've already started preparing our home. not remodeling or painting or buying furniture or anything but just preparing the emotional state of our home of ourselves and
's fairly unusual to have so many so quickly right after another election ends. remember dough dealt with some of this after 2008 when obama was going to the senate a lot to appoint people to his cabinet, dealing with a lot of fallout then as well. sometimes it happens, when president switching terms but it's very rare to have this much political activity so soon after november 2012. >> ifill: thank you both very much. tomorrow we'll talk with christina about shifting political landscape in illinois. south carolina again and new jersey. >> brown: next, the story of a catholic priest's journey as a doctor ministering through 25 years of haiti's recent history. fred de sam lazaro has the latest in our "agents for change" series. a version of this report aired on the pbs program, "religion and ethics newsweekly." >> brown: for 25 years, father rick, defined and redefined through crisis and even catastrophe. he came to this impoverished caribbean nation in 1987 after a few years in mexico and honduras to expand the mission of his catholic religious order. >> we came in fact to set up
the campaign. you're suggesting that if i ask you what is the political calculation of the president right now or the republican, you sound like you're saying, you don't know or they didn't know or -- >> i think obama knows. >> he knows. he looks at the next four years an thinks what do i want to do. i want to do some economic stuff. i want to do climate change stuff, immigration, but i can't do that if we're going have a budget showdown every six months. so i need to crush them with this and guts out of the showdown era. and that's why they put so much emphasis the white house has on getting rid of the debt ceiling of having at least the two year agreement we won't do this because he needs to get us out of the show doner ar is and crushing means even in we go over the cliff. >> they need to get beyond 9 show downera. now i should say i don't think it's fiscally sensible what they are doing but politically i understand what they are trying to do. the republicans ind understand. >> david rogers, a very confidence professional reporter, congressional reporter now political from "the wall street
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